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Four GP2 drivers given grid penalties in Monaco
Following today’s qualifying session in Monte Carlo, four drivers were given a three grid place penalty after it was found that they had impeded a competitor on the track.

Rio Haryanto will lose the front row start: the Indonesian driver impeded Stéphane Richelmi at Turn 18 during Group B’s session. He will thus start from P5 on tomorrow’s starting grid.

Both Hilmer Motorsport drivers were also found guilty: Daniel Abt impeded Johnny Cecotto at Turn 10 in Group A whilst Facu Regalia impeded Sergio Canamasas at Turn 15 in Group B. They will start tomorrow from P10 and P23 respectively.

Finally, it was found that Felipe Nasr also impeded Cecotto, but at Turn 19. As a consequence, the Brazilian will start from P18 on tomorrow’s starting grid.

Revised Lineup

Pos Driver Team Time Group
1. Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1m20.774s Group A
2. Mitch Evans Russian Time 1m21.188s Group A
3. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m21.444s Group B
4. Johnny Cecotto Jr Trident 1m21.361s Group A
5. Rio Haryanto Caterham 1m21.433s Group B*
6. Stoffel Vandoorne ART 1m21.508s Group B
7. Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1m21.649s Group B
8. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1m21.917s Group A
9. Julian Leal Carlin 1m21.752s Group B
10. Daniel Abt Hilmer 1m21.760s Group A*
11. Alexander Rossi Caterham 1m22.146s Group A
12. Sergio Canamasas Trident 1m21.926s Group B
13. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m22.296s Group A
14. Arthur Pic Campos 1m22.207s Group B
15. Rene Binder Arden 1m22.270s Group B
16. Kimiya Sato Campos 1m22.588s Group A
17. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax 1m22.277s Group B
18. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m22.381s Group A*
19. Tio Ellinas MP 1m22.681s Group A
20. Conor Daly Lazarus 1m22.997s Group A
21. Daniel de Jong MP 1m22.488s Group B
22. Andre Negrao Arden 1m23.178s Group A
23. Facu Regalia Hilmer 1m22.473s Group B*
24. Nathanael Berthon Lazarus 1m22.632s Group B
25. Takuya Izawa ART 1m23.259s Group A
26. Artem Markelov Russian Time 1m23.347s Group B**

* Three-place blocking penalty
** Pitlane start due to Barcelona penalty

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